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June 9, 2021

June 10, 2021

8.15-8.40 Information Desk 8.15-8.40 Information Desk
8.40-8.50 Online platform introduction (optional) 8.40-8.50  Online platform introduction (optional)


Opening and keynote lecture 1
Aldert Piersma (IRAS UU/RIVM): From evolution to revolution in human chemical safety assessment


Opening and keynote lecture 3
Greet Schoeters (UAntwerpen): Human bio-monitoring: a step into the real world of human exposures
10.00-10.25 Coffee break and networking 10.00-11.00 Poster session and networking



Keynote lecture 2
Rob Stierum (TNO): Reuse of existing data in human safety assessment. In silico and metadata analysis approaches for hazard identification and characterization






PhD platform presentations
Charlotte Hoogstraten (Radboudumc)
Laura Samrani (RIVM)
Megan Houweling (Amsterdamumc)

The (r)evolution of ecotoxicological models
Milo de Baat (KWR):
Using bioassays to protect species: can we do it?
Mathijs Smit (Shell): Addressing regional differences in species sensitivity in ecological risk assessment: arctic vs non-arctic
Nico van den Brink (WUR): One health: protecting both environmental organisms and humans; Chemicals, immune status of wildlife and potential impacts on zoonotic diseases

11.15-11.45 Joep van den Bercken prize 2019 12.00-13.00 Lunch and networking



Poster session and networking




NVT business meeting

News cafe
Giulio Giustarini (A*STAR): Microplastics
Esther de Jong (RIVM): Pesticides
Host: Lenny Kamelia (WUR)

12.45-13.30 (Network) lunch walk 14.00-14.30 Joep van den Bercken prize 2020


Workshops*: abstract writing, presentation skills or PROAST BMD modelling 14.30-14.50 Coffee break and networking


Coffee break and networking



The (r)evolution of human safety assessment
Remco Westerink (IRAS): Functional in vitro approaches for human neurotoxicity testing
Arne van Schanke (Certara): Modelling pharmacokinetics: opportunities and challenges in replacing and refining experiments
Marjolein Wildwater (Vivaltes): Development of an in silico platform to assess DART



PhD/student speed presentations
Amber Mater (VU Amsterdam)
Julia Meerman (Radboudumc)
Rik van Dellen (Utrecht University)
Jiaqi Wang (Radboud University)
Lora-Sophie Gerber (IRAS/Utrecht University)
Shan Wang (Maastricht University)
Damian Roelofsen (Radboudumc)


NVT section pitches + Award ceremony

17.30-18.00 Break  16.30-17.00 Grande Finale with Martin van den Berg (Utrecht University): Children are not little adults 
18.00-19.00 College Tour with Chantal Smulders (Shell)
Host: Peter Theunissen (CBG)
17.15-18.00 Drinks & Bites
19.00-20.15 Dinner
20.15-21.30 Evening program: Pubquiz + Music by Shishani

* During this session, one workshop can be attended. In the registration form you are asked to select two workshops that you prefer most. You will be assigned to one of the workshops with taking your preferences into consideration. Content of workshops is described below.

1. Abstract writing: 
Before the start of this workshop, you will write an abstract for a conference of choice. The organizing committee of the NVT annual meeting will communicate the exact assignment. You will bring your written abstract and 'call for papers' to the workshop. During the workshop you will be guided through the process of writing a good abstract, in which examples, tips and tricks will be discussed. Additionally, you will learn to give feedback on abstracts written by your peers.

2. Presentation skills: In this two-hour workshop organised by Artesec you will get to know the basic ideas that can make your performance work in the scientific arena. Discover the secrets from theatre and investigate the impact of subtle changes in your performance. Last but not least, you will learn what it takes to keep the attention of the audience and do justice to the content at the same time. A great start to explore what theatre can do for you!

3. PROAST Benchmark dose (BMD) modelling: PROAST is a software package developed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) and has been developed for the analysis of toxicological dose-response data by the benchmark dose approach. PROAST can handle continuous, quantal and ordinal data and can also be used to analyse different subgroups (e.g. sexes, compounds, studies) of dose-response data in a single analysis. However, it has a much wider range of applicability, and can be used for (nonlinear) regression in general by replacing the term 'dose' with any other independent variable. In this workshop, Bas Bokkers from RIVM will teach you the basics of using PROAST in an interactive session.